When an old cedar-shingled saltbox was scheduled for demolition in the 1960s, the current owner’s parents had it moved to their six-acre property in East Hampton where they use it as a guest house. Part of the home dates from 1716, and it has remained in the same family for more than five decades. In the late 1990s, architect Kathrine McCoy was commissioned to design a Georgian-style primary residence for the family, and also to update the guesthouse into something more substantial for her client’s family and friends. Two new wings were added around the original structure creating a U-shaped home with the Colonial-era structure in the center. “We wanted to keep the integrity of the older house, which was so loved by the family, but make it work for a new generation,” McCoy told Cottages & Gardens. New York-based decorator Ingrid Ongaro was commissioned to bring fresh life into the home with a mix of modern and Colonial elements. Let’s take a tour with images from Cottages & Gardens and Katherine McCoy’s portfolio!